With a few short weeks left of my summer in Los Angeles, I’ve been making the most of it. For some people, that means going to endless Dodger games, hiking all the best LA trails, and visiting The Getty, LACMA, and The Broad all in one day. I’m not saying I haven’t done all those things (actually, I’ve been trying to squeeze in as much as possible). But for me, what really makes the most of my last few Angelino weeks is taking advantage of every live music opportunity there is.
Luckily, my week of music didn’t stop there. Thursday night I was finally able to see a band I’ve written about before—but only from a distance. Night Talks, an old favorite of mine, performed at The Satellite. The live show did not disappoint; unlike Elvis Depressedly’s markedly unique sound live, Night Talks music played live sounded nearly identical to recordings.
My carrousel of concerts did not stop there, even after two unreal nights full of music. Echo Park Rising is a free festival put on at stages, bars, and restaurants along Sunset in Echo Park, and it’s happening this weekend. I made an appearance Friday, and plan to go every day this weekend. Stars of Friday’s show were undoubtedly Chicano Batman, who played at the main stage. Tonight and tomorrow (Saturday and Sunday), music continues; and unsurprisingly, Night Talks has their own set time in the festival: Saturday, from 9:15-9:45 at Spacedust.